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Mark van Bommel

22 Apr 1977
n/a global index Male Football Player
Mark Peter Gertruda Andreas van Bommel was born in Maasbracht on the 22nd April 1977. He is a Dutch footballer who plays as midfielder for A.C.Milan. Mark van Bommel started his amateur career at local club RKVV Maasbracht before earning a professional contract with Fortuna Sittard in 1992. Van Bommel was signed by PSV in 1999. He won three Eredivise titles and two Johan Cruijff Shield with the club. He was also named Dutch Player of the Year in 2001 and 2005. In the 2005 he moved to Barcelona F.C. on a free transfer. He won the Liga, the UEFA Champions League and a Supercopa de Espana in 2006. On the 26th August 2006, he moved to Bayern Munich. Soon after joining the German side, van Bommel proved to be a key player for them, providing strength in the middle of the pitch. Due to his terrific performances during his first season at Bayern, he was voted the Bayern Player of the Year for the 2006/07 season. He became also the first non-German captain of Bayern Munich in 2008. On the 25th January 2011, Van Bommel signed a six-month contract with Italian club A.C. Milan on a free transfer after terminating his contract with Bayern Munich. He won the Serie A in his first season. In all teams he played, he always won the title at least once.